Our Featured Webinar – Making Jazz Easier for Your Students (and Yourself) – with Rob Babel
Whether your jazz ensemble meets daily or once or twice a week – whether you have years of experience or you’re new to teaching jazz – you’ll find lots of tips and ideas in this webinar on jazz ensemble best practices. This discussion includes items from Rob Babel’s recent clinics at a Missouri Music Educators Annual Conference and the 2018 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, where Rob includes audio and video examples to illustrate ways you can plan for success.
About the Clinician –
Rob Babel is currently in his 24th year at Ft. Zumwalt North High School in O’Fallon, MO. His duties include directing the Panther Pride Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and Jazz Lab Band. In addition, he assists with beginning and intermediate band at North Middle School. Under his direction the Ft. Zumwalt North Jazz Band has three times presented concerts at The Midwest Clinic, twice at the Jazz Education Network Conference, and four times at the Missouri Music Educators Conference.
Mr. Babel was recognized as the 2016 Missouri Music Educator of the Year and the Charles Emmons Outstanding Band Director Award for Lamda Chapter of Phi Beta Mu. In 2019, he was named the Missouri Association for Jazz Education’s Outstanding Jazz Educator. He has also been recognized as the St. Louis Metro District Eight Music Educator of the Year and the Ft. Zumwalt North High School Teacher of the Year.